The Art of R and R Studio in the Social Sciences

Waseda University
Fri, Mar 25, 2022, 1:00 PM (JST)

About this event


Hands-on workshop all majors welcomed! This workshop aims to provide a brief introduction to the programing language R and its popular interface RStudio, and emphasis will be placed on the application of R and the Tidyverse package in empirical research in the social sciences, such as political science. The speakers will go through several sets of codes that enable us to clean, summarize, and visualize datasets, and some particular issues in research design including model building and hypothesis testing will be discussed such as variable types, correlation and causation, observational and experimental studies, and sampling strategies. At the end of this workshop, the participants are expected to obtain some basic knowledge of R and acquire some general insights into how to inspect and interpret data in RStudio. No prerequisite knowledge will be needed, as we will explain from the basics, but i is useful to download R and RStudio before the event.